CUMMING, Roualeyn Gordon.

Five years of a hunter's life in the far interior of South Africa.

£1,750

Five years of a hunter’s life in the far interior of South Africa.
With notices of the native tribes, and anecdotes of the chase of the lion, elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, rhinoceros, etc.
London, John Murray, 1850.

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Description

After several years in the military, the author devoted his to hunting. Apart from his sporting adventures, Cumming met Livingstone in the bush. On his return to England he took with him thirty tons of trophies. “One of the classics of African big game hunting and exploration that recounts the seemingly limitless herds of game in the region of Cumming’s era and a necessary title in the big game library.” – Czech.

Description

First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., xvi, 386; x, 370pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, 2 additional engraved titles with vignettes, 12 plates, map at rear of volume 1, modern blue half morocco gilt, an excellent set.

Bibliography

Czech p43; Mendelssohn I, 398-9.

 

Stock ID: 90334